Navigation Links
'Health Courts' Critic to be Featured Speaker at Wyoming Patient Safety Panel

Co-Author of New Report, Medical Injustice, Will Challenge Corporate-Backed Proponents of "Health Courts"

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Western University professor Dale Nance, co-author of the groundbreaking new report on health courts, Medical Injustice, will be one of the featured speakers at a patient safety forum in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Monday, October 15. The forum will debate the merits and weaknesses of the health courts concept.

Mr. Nance's report, written with fellow professor Max Mehlman under a grant from the American Association for Justice Robert L. Habush Endowment, found that health courts would require the creation of new and costly bureaucracies that would be controlled at every level by the insurance industry.

For more information, see the full Executive Summary at .

View the Health Courts fact sheet at

The report found many critical flaws in the health courts concept,


-- The new health courts bureaucracies would place a massive financial

burden on taxpayers and the employers and employees that pay for

health care insurance.

-- The decision making process would be controlled at every stage by the

insurance industry.

-- A health courts bureaucracy would not be affordable without

substantial increases in doctors' malpractice premiums.

-- Patients would be forced into the bureaucracies without any choice,

and many claims would be arbitrarily limited or barred altogether.

-- Patients would have to prove the "avoidability" of their injuries and

even those successful in their claim would be under-compensated.

-- Wrongdoers would not be held accountable, and the deterrent effect of

the civil justice system would be eradicated.

"The study makes clear that health courts would strip Americans of their rights and force them into expensive new bureaucracies," said American Association for Justice CEO, Jon Haber. The forum will run from 9am to 12.15pm at The Plains Hotel in Cheyenne.

SOURCE American Association for Justice
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Poor health care in Russia maybe causing Decline in its Population
2. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
3. Debate Rages over firing of HIV infected health care workers
4. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
5. Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover
6. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
7. Sexual abuse affect health for a lifetime
8. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
9. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
10. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
11. How much can exercise improve health?
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Beard and Brooke Bennett are collaborating with brands across various categories through traditional ... influential figures make up an elite group of Gold Medal Moms who can ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... The National ... 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized ... networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... During the National Family Caregivers Month, ... two webinars on topics of ‘Medical and Palliative Care Decisions,’ and ‘Self-Care for ... . , With a loved one's diagnosis of mesothelioma, the closest family member ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... MOSI recently added two state-of-the-art augmented reality ... to the Jurassic to their collection of interactive exhibits within the Kids In Charge! ... will allow guests to get closer than ever to a range of animals as ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... across the United States to access life-saving information provided directly from top ... will consist of three individual conferences in three major cities: Houston, San Francisco, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015  Kevin Smith has been appointed Chief ... pioneer in wireless monitoring of vital signs.  As ... , Mr. Smith will be responsible for the ... He will also directly oversee partnering with US ... for SensiumVitals, the first early warning detection device ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO ... and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) today ... has accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) ... the extended release formulation will offer patients a chronic ... ® ) is currently approved as an ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD ) ... solutions for advanced image analysis and workflow tools ... Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) 2015 Annual ... November 29 to December 4, 2015. The company ... automated breast density assessment solution, PowerLook® Advanced Mammography ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: